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April 2012 New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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Smart Injection
FAST has been building fuel-injection systems for years and is now specifically targeting the Jeep market in a big way with a self-tuning system for all ’72-’90 Jeeps with the 4.2L inline-six. The kit includes a four-barrel throttle body housing two injectors, adapter plate (so you don’t have to replace your existing manifold), weatherproof ECU, wiring harness, hand-held interface, and all the hardware and parts required for installation. The kits are available with either an in-tank or external electric fuel pump.
Information: Fuel Air Spark
877-334-8355, fuelairspark.com

Leashed License
MagLite holders are all well and good to attach your license plate to your fairlead, but unless you back the plate with some kind of metal it will eventually tear. And once you source, cut, de-burr, and paint your home-brew setup and get it all together it is only a matter of time before you lose it somehow. Why not save a lot of time and aggravation with this pre-made solution from Rockhard 4x4 that isn’t based off plastic clips that will break in cold weather? There are actual metal clips to hold the plate to the fairlead and a cable lanyard to make sure that your license plate doesn’t get misplaced (either by you or some thief).
Information: Rockhard 4x4
308-750-4690, rockhard4x4.com

Good Sound
With our open-top Jeeps it is hard to get decent sound out of the stereo system, especially on the highway. Just4Effect builds subwoofer enclosures for your CJ, YJ, TJ, and JK that fit behind the rear seat. Available are dual-12-inch, dual-10-inch, single-12-inch, single-10-inch, and truck-style boxes. Each box is hand-made with quality tools to the specifications of your particular subwoofer and then can be covered with bedliner, fiberglassed, or covered with carpet. The carpet isn’t the normal speckled grey you see on so many other enclosures, but needle-punched, non-backed carpet, which is the same stuff Jeep uses for a perfect factory match.
Information: Just4Effect
208-346-3909, just4effect.com

Corner Upgrade
If you have MetalCloak’s rear ExoSkins but have wanted something more, well now the company offers it. The ExoCorner kit features a 3⁄4-inch billet-aluminum rail that hugs the corner of your ’07-present JK for better protection from trail damage. The other key element of the kit are LED taillights in a billet-aluminum housing that mounts directly in the stock location with no body modifications and offers a much lower profile than the factory, or even many aftermarket tail light options. All parts are also available individually if you were into doing your own thing or have an irrational fear of too much billet.
Information: MetalCloak
916-631-8071, metalcloak.com

New Fridge in Town
Never get reamed for buying frozen water again with this new portable refrigerator designed for automotive use. The new Indel B Travel Box Portable Fridge comes in hundreds of dollars under its competitors’ offerings, but still uses the most-efficient compressor available (Danfoss DB35F). It’s packaged in a well-insulated enclosure to keep all your perishables cold. The Travel Box line features an energy-saving function to extend battery life, a max function to cool things down fast, a multifunction electronic thermostat, and works on both 12/24V DC and 115/230V AC.
Information: Equipt Expedition Outfitters
801-703-1026, equipt1.com

LS-Powered JKs
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a good way to integrate a Chevy V-8 into an ’07-’11 Wrangler—until now. MoTech has figured out how to make a Chevy V-8 play nice with the JK’s can-bus system. It works for all GM Gen III and Gen IV engines including the 4.8, 5.3, 5.7, 6.0, 6.2, and 7.0L variants. The kit also supports GM’s AFM/DOD four-cylinder mode, VVT cam phasing, and all original emissions equipment. Options include cruise control, tap-shift for the 6L80E transmission, and a heavy-duty aluminum radiator. The kit includes brackets to reuse all the factory JK front accessories as well as GM hydraulic engine mounts.
Information: MoTech
702-782-4434, lswrangler.com

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Are you building a product that the Jeep world needs to know about? Take a high resolution digital picture (at least 1,600x1,200 pixels) and email it along with a brief description of the product to pete.trasborg@jpmagazine.com. Or, snail mail it to:
Jp Magazine, New Products
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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